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Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

Our economy of low wages and corporate greed is not what God intends for human life.

10 ways to revitalize the Catholic Church

(Andrew Medichini/AP ) Reform is afoot in the Vatican. Pope Francis has tightened the reins on the Vatican bank, worked … Continued

What do American Catholics want from the new pope?

Marcelo del Pozo REUTERS Men open their umbrellas as they leave from the archbishopric in the Andalusian capital of Seville … Continued

The Catholic Church must change

Philippe Wojazer AP In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI waves to wellwishers as he leaves … Continued

The Catholic Church can’t change

Alessandra Tarantino AP Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience at the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, … Continued

Is Cardinal Mahoney’s censure a sign of a new Catholic Church?

Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP Photographs of children who where abused by members of the catholic clergy line the sidewalk during … Continued

‘Please Talk Personally About This’: Abortion at the vice-presidential debate

REUTERS Vice President Joe Biden listens as Congressman Paul Ryan speaks during the vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky. Moderator … Continued

LGBTQ student groups at Catholic colleges form pro-equality association

Today the leaders of several lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) student groups based on Catholic college campuses sent a … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

Bishop: Ryan is ‘aware of Catholic social teaching’ and forms conclusions based on

“It is not for the bishop or priests to endorse particular candidates or political parties. […] It is the role … Continued

Ryan’s Budget Approach Challenges Bishops, at Odds with Catholics

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wave as Ryan is … Continued

Health care’s messy morality: What’s next for Christians as the Affordable Care Act survives?

Melina Mara The Washington Post Healthcare activists gather in front of the Supreme Court as the decision is announced. Although … Continued

Would Gingrich be a Catholic president?

Andrew Burton GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (L) speaks at the Heartland … Continued

U.S. bishops should focus on economy

Ted S. Warren From left, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, of Louisville, KY, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic … Continued

Does Pope Benedict support Occupy Wall Street?

Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Oct. 23, … Continued

Activist: Many Maryland Catholics support same-sex marriage, extending legal protections to all families

By Francis DeBernardo Faithful Catholics who follow the debate on same-sex marriage have grown accustomed to our bishops making embarrassing … Continued

We need a new Social Gospel: the moral imperative of collective bargaining

Where is Walter Rauschenbusch, the great theological voice of the Social Gospel, today? Well, he’s been in Madison, WI and … Continued

Catholic bishops tilt to right

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. At their meeting this week in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops signaled that … Continued

Moral case for financial reform

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good As financial reform legislation stalls in the Senate for the moment … Continued

What Catholics can teach Glenn Beck

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good While it’s generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, … Continued